The Hippie Movement Essay

1652 Words Feb 28th, 2013 7 Pages
Thesis: During the 1950’s the hippie movement began, hippies rebelled against society, had their own way of living, and had an impact on the world.

I. Introduction A. How hippies formed B. What inspired them to be this way C. Thesis II. Rebelling Against Society A. Drop out 1. From school 2. From materialistic life B. Drugs 1. LSD, marijuana, etc. 2. Sold them to stay living III. Living style A. Fashion 1. Clothes and shoes 2. Hair and accessories B. Living 1. In small groups, sharing possessions 2. Moved from place to place 3. Begged for money C. Music 1. Connected at concerts 2. Musicians IV. Impact A. Disapproval 1. Ronald Regan
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The “Magic Bus” was painted with bright colors and had soft velvet seats inside where many hippies would gather to share drugs. Leary, Cassidy, and Kasey, who all used LSD and marijuana, became role models to the hippie community (Firm 127). To connect with each other, hippies would organize concerts to share drugs, their love for music, and their unusual lifestyles (Chepesiuk 1). They dressed in their own fashions. Many of them would wear headbands, floppy hats, flowing scarves, blue jeans, and a lot of tie-dye (Pendergast 1). For shoes they would either walk barefoot or wear what they called “Jesus sandals” (Zablocki 1). Both men and women would have long flowing hair and the men would have full grown beards (Pendergast 1). Hippies would buy cheap clothes from thrift stores and embroider them with an image such as a flower which was the hippie “symbol” (Pendergast 1). Along with their unusual clothing style, they had different living standards than the average American. Many would live together in small groups, work together, and share their possessions. Some hippies would move from place to place, but never had one home. Others begged for money and lived on the streets (Zablocki 1). Hippies were referred to as “freaks” because of their unusual ways. To get along they connected around the music of the time. They would gather at various concerts and festivals. The Woodstock Festival in 1969 is the most known hippie festival of that time (Pendergast 1). Music

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